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Types of Submissions

In addition to the traditional peer reviewed academic articles, the Southern Historian is also accepting a variety of manuscripts as described below. We call them “Think Pieces.“ Micro-Source History Pieces: This piece will examine a single source (or small collection of sources), and provide a close reading asking new questions or offering a nuanced perspective of the source(s). Photo Histories: This kind of paper should examine a photograph or series of photographs. You may want to examine the contemporary impact and/or the long-term transformation of the meaning of and debates surrounding a specific photograph(s). Conference Panel Papers: Graduate conferences are welcome to submit panel papers for publication. All papers in the submission should come from a single panel or panels with interlocking topics. Local Histories: This kind of history can help us to better understand how we think about the broader historiographical narrative by examining how local history fits or does not fit into the broader (for example national) narratives. Local history think pieces can also highlight historical figures (groups, etc.) that may be lessor known, but who have had a significant impact on their own local communities and therefore contribute to our broader understanding of larger picture/narratives. Historiographical Essays: In this type of essay, graduate students are welcome to present an overview of a specific historiography and the most recent questions historians are asking with the objective of...

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Who’s Who

Who’s Who—Who’s published in the Southern Historian Dr. Lesley Gordon Author of General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend (1998), This Terrible War: The Civil War and Its Aftermath (co-authored, 2014), A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War (2014), Dr. Lesley J. Gordon is now the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History at the University of Alabama. In her own words: “As a graduate student and freshly minted PhD, I published some of my very first book reviews in the Southern Historian. I was eager for opportunities to write, and the journal was an important venue for just that. Further, I valued the fact that it was graduate run, with both book reviews and articles authored by my contemporaries. Twenty years later, I look back fondly on the Southern Historian as an important milepost in my academic...

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